LaBeouf wears paper bag and quotes Cantona at film premiere

Shia LaBeouf wore a brown paper bag over his head to the German premiere of his new movie.

The 27-year-old actor, who announced he was retiring from "all public life" last month, refused to show his face at a red carpet screening of 'Nymphomaniac' in Berlin last night.

LaBeouf wears paper bag and quotes Cantona at film premiere

LaBeouf plays ball briefly for this photo opp with the cast and director

He cut two eye-holes into the bag and wrote the words "I'm Not Famous Anymore" in black capital letters on it before placing it over his head and attending the event in a dapper tuxedo.

The 'Transformers' star was clearly eager to make a statement just an hour after storming out of a press conference for the movie.

When asked if it was uncomfortable filming sex scenes for the film, LaBeouf let his co-star Stacy Martin answer first.

After hesitating for a moment, the dishevelled-looking star, who was missing a bottom tooth, then quoted retired French soccer player Eric Cantona's famous words to answer unwanted media attention: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much."

He then walked off stage much to the amusement of Martin.

LaBeouf announced in January that he was taking a step back from the limelight after he was forced to apologise for plagiarising author Daniel Clowes' graphic novellas, 'Justin M. Damiano,' for his short film 'HowardCantour.com'.

He wrote on Twitter at the time: "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."

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